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Pranqster | North Coast Brewing Co.

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Brewed by:
North Coast Brewing Co.
California, United States

Style: Belgian Strong Pale Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Year-round

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IBU's: 20

Added by kbub6f on 06-01-1998

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours nicely. Not to be too scientific but it's aq.

Smells fruity and delicious.

Sweet and bitter balanced taste.

Thin but consistent carbonation/ bubbles, not to heavy. Slightly high taste of alcohol that's why it didn't get a 5.

Overall one of my favorite beers of all time!

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It's been a couple a days...
Mom's having minor heart failure, Dad & I driving to see her every day.
I walked in and told Mike @MAXBURGER to just 'bring it'.
This is what he brung.

A big cloud of Lacey foam on top.
So Orange it could be a Shocktop, but, that could be the lighting in here...designed to make me look palatable to some Cougar, I guess.
Super good taste right off the bat, and a slightly watery mouthfeel, which, for my first of the day, is great.
After the first half pint, I searched BA, found out the particulars.
Mike knows I'm a Belgian lover!
If mike had tits, I would surely pursue his nakedity.
Thanks Mike.
And, thank you beer gods.
Mom's doing well.

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A: Hazy yellow strawy with a nice head with ok lace. Not that it counts but cool label on the bottle as well. A picture is worth a thousand words and the pic on the label kinda sums up where I wanna be when I drink a Pranqster.

S: Yeasty and countrified barnyard floral Belgian with some fruity particularly banana esters.

T: I love the Belgian yeast thing and this has all of the goodness of the Belgians including fruity banana sweetness. -like flavor. The sweet fruity zest is combined extraordinarily well with a subtle hop bitterness. Nice bubbles to balance things out.

O: Can't go wrong with this Belgian. Try it and you'll agree.

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Pranqster from North Coast Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 3,392 ratings
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